CVBC Council - 2017/18    Updated April 12, 2017

The following list represents the current Council members, including the November 2016 acclaimed members (effective March 2017).

  •  Dr. Brendan Matthews                President
  •  Dr. Joanne Weetman                 Vice President
  •  Mr. Jeremy Pierce                      Secretary Treasurer
  •  Mr. David Dewhirst                     Councillor
  •  Dr. Maarten Hart                        Councillor
  •  Honourable Wally Oppal, Q.C.   Councillor             
  •  Ms. Linda Wong                        Councillor
  •  Dr. Nicky Joosting                      Councillor 
  •  Dr. Sergije Prostran                    Councillor

The CVBC was defending a court proceeding calling into question the November 2016 Council nomination and acclamation process (BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, Action No. S1610916).

Updates to the court proceedings are posted below:

Instead of proceeding to hearing on March 3, 2017, the parties reached a resolution on February 28, 2017 on the following terms:

Rana v College of Veterinarians of British Columbia
(Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver Registry, No S1610916)

The College and Dr Rana negotiated a settlement of the legal proceeding commenced by a petition for judicial review filed by Dr Dilbag Rana on 25 November 2016. The principal terms of settlement are as follows:

  • On February 28, 2017, the Council of the College passed a resolution in the following terms:


  • On 18 June 2016 the Council resolved to accept Dr Rana’s resignation from Council and also passed a unanimous resolution removing him from Council;
  • Dr Rana has commenced a legal proceeding that challenges the resolution to remove him;
  • Dr Rana’s term of office on Council has now expired in any event.

    It is resolved as follows:

  1. The two Council resolutions of 18 June 2016 are rescinded.
  2. The Council acknowledges that Dr Rana’s term of office expired on 28 February 2017 and thanks Dr Rana for his service to the College, including serving on the Practice Accreditation Committee from 2003 to 2007, the Board of Examiners from 2007 to 2010, and the Council since 2014.
  • Dr Rana discontinued the legal proceeding and agreed not to dispute the results of the Council election held in 2016 or the bylaw amendments approved by registrants in 2016.
  • The College paid Dr Rana $3,500 on account of his legal costs and the parties otherwise bore their own costs of the legal proceeding commenced by Dr Rana.
  • Dr Rana released the College from any claims arising from the matters referred to in the legal proceeding.

Please contact Ms. Luisa Hlus at (604) 924-2153 - if you have any questions regarding the above legal matter.